Kyle Rittenhouse claimed he’ll attend Texas A&M College on a podcast, however college officers inform a unique story, saying he has not been admitted as a scholar.
Throughout an look on “The Charlie Kirk Show,” a conservative podcast, Rittenhouse proudly placed on a Texas A&M cap and stated he’d be attending the college.
“I’m going to be going there. It’s going to be superior,” the 19-year-old stated throughout the episode, which aired Friday on YouTube. “Lovely campus, superb individuals, superb meals.”
Nevertheless, a college official stated he won’t be attending the varsity.
“He has not been admitted as a scholar this summer season or fall,” college spokesperson Kelly Brown informed NBC Information Monday afternoon.
On the podcast, Rittenhouse detailed how excited he was to attend school with hopes to turn into a pilot.
“It’s going to be an incredible expertise the place I can go and eventually get an schooling,” he stated. “Over the previous six months, I’ve been out having enjoyable, residing my life being a free man. Now it is time to go and get an schooling, get good grades, and achieve success in life.”
Rittenhouse made nationwide headlines for his actions in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Aug. 25, 2020, throughout protests decrying the shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake, by a white Kenosha police officer.
Rittenhouse had traveled from his residence in Antioch, Illinois, to Kenosha, about 20 miles away, armed with a rifle, claiming he sought to guard property throughout the unrest.
He fatally shot Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26. Gaige Grosskreutz, 27, was injured.
Throughout his high-profile trial, Rittenhouse argued he opened hearth in self-defense. He was acquitted Nov. 19 of five felony charges, together with reckless murder and intentional murder in Rosenbaum’s and Huber’s deaths.
Texas A&M is not the primary college to disclaim claims by Rittenhouse. After he testified that he was finding out nursing at Arizona State College, a spokesperson stated that Rittenhouse “has not gone by the admissions course of” and isn’t enrolled in its Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.
He was, nevertheless, in ASU’s on-line program, the place potential college students typically take common schooling courses to prep for making use of to the college, the spokesperson stated.
Rittenhouse has spoken out a number of occasions on conservative applications since his acquittal.
He stated in an interview with Fox Information’ Tucker Carlson that he helps the Black Lives Matter motion, including, “I’m not a racist person.” He additionally beforehand stated it was “probably not the best idea” to have traveled to Kenosha the evening of the protest.